Today in History | July 23 | Detroit Riot of 1967

July 23rd  The Detroit riot of 1967 started between African Americans and the Detroit Police Department.  The riot started on July 23, 1967 and lasted five days. It is marked as the turning point for the black power movement. What Happened? The riot started when police raided an illegal drinking club and arrested hundreds, the majorityContinue reading “Today in History | July 23 | Detroit Riot of 1967”

Today in History | July 21 | The First Black Daily Newspaper The New Orleans Tribune

The New Orleans Tribune, the first black daily newspaper, was published on July 21, 1864. Created by Charles Louise Roudanez.The Tribune touched on key issues that affected black people and communities, by advocating for causes like civil rights, public education, and fair wages.

Today In History | July 19 | First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848

July 19th In 1848 the Women’s Rights Convention was held at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York from July 19 to July 20 to address women’s suffrage. The convention was organized by five women: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Mary M’Clintock, Martha Coffin Wright and Jane Hunt.  The Five Organizers The five organizersContinue reading “Today In History | July 19 | First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848”

Wednesday Wisdom

I struggled with how I wanted to address this topic. As a black woman living in America I felt it was my duty to speak up not only because of the platform I have, but also because of my own experiences. I know all too well the fears and what it means to be black in America.